Tākaka Primary School

TPS Whānau Army

Our Purpose:

The Whānau Army aims to bring together parents, teachers and other members of the school community to strengthen and promote positive community involvement in our school, and support the school through fundraising to enhance the facilities and opportunities provided to our children. 

Our Aims and Objectives:

The role of the Board is to GOVERN the school. 

The role of the Principal is to MANAGE the school. 

The role of the PTA, Parents, Whānau, and Community is to SUPPORT the above by being involved in the school. 

Whānau Army Exec Committee:

Chairperson: Emma Patterson

Treasurer: Annelle Reilly

Communication: Stacey Strange

Secretary: Kirsty Orange

Officer: Will Bowden

Principal: Corinne Rowe

Who are we?

We are a friendly group of mums, dads, caregivers and whānau who volunteer our time to run and help out with events and fundraising for the school. The Whānau Army hold fundraising events each year to raise money to put towards the needs of the school, as identified by and agreed with the school. A yearly overview is generated at the end of each year and is available on our school website below.

Why be part of the TPS Whānau Army?

The Whānau Army is a great way to meet other parents and staff and to contribute to the school community. In order for the group to continue to function, we need parents and caregivers to get involved!

The Whānau Army operates through an Executive Committee which is made up of elected officers. These officers are elected each year at the AGM meeting. These positions include: Chairperson, Secretary, Treasurer, two officers and the School Principal. For further detail about these roles click on the link here.  TPS Whānau Army Executive Committee Roles  The Executive Committee is responsible for the administration of the PTA’s activities and finances. 

Under the Executive Committee, are parents, caregivers, whānau who support the Executive and school in meeting our Objectives and Aims. The Executive Committee and PTA members collectively work together to live our Whānau Army’s aims and objectives.

We welcome all members of our community to be part of our team. Being part of the group is a very rewarding experience and your contribution makes such a difference to your child's school life. 


Our Next Meeting Date is:  

We meet twice a term in the TPS staff room at 7.00pm.

Email Contact:

Feel free to contact us on: tpswhanau_army@takakaprimary.school.nz 


Follow Us on our TPS Whānau Army Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/TPSWhanauArmy 

TPS Whānau Army Code of Conduct (1).pdf

Current and Upcoming Fundraisers

Next Event coming soon!

TPS Firewood Fundraiser

A huge thank you to our TPS Whānau Army for a hugely successful working bee to organise firewood for sale! A special thank you to Nathan Page and Emma Patterson for the donation of the wood and all the prep prior to the event. It was incredibly well set up and ran like clock work, with such a supportive team helping on the day. A fantastic start to another means of engaging whānau to support the school! A huge thank you to all who gave up their Sunday to contribute.

Past Events

Thanks to the Whānau Army for organising our Halloween Disco! A fantastic night was had by all.

Takaka Primary School 2024